A British husband and wife couple, who are atomic scientists, disappear whilst on holiday on the coast. The suspicion is they have been kidnapped and sent to Haiti and Drake is sent to investigate. when Drake arrives, he finds a Soviet agent is also there., Drake finds there have been other deaths, which all seem to be connected to a wealthy Haitian. When the dead man turns out to be a Russian atomic scientist, Drake And the Soviet agent work together to find out what is happening. Written by
This episode marks the 1st time Patrick McGgohan wiil co-star with Earl Cameron. Right after Danger Man ends it's run, Patrick McGoohan next stars in the iconic cult series, The Prisoner (which many consider to be a continuation of Danger Man and the John Drake character). In the episode, The Schizoid Man, Earl Cameron will once again work with McGoohan, albeit, not as colleagues, nor will the two ever share screen time. See more »
The Enemy of Your Enemy... is the Basis For This Episode
Surprisingly, as I post this review in March of 2015 there are no existing reviews for this episode. It's a decent Danger Man entrée though. As so often happens with this 1960's series, the subject matter is topical even today.
In this installment there is a group of Africans who feel they need to get their hands on 'the bomb'. Their logic is that since so many other countries have it, Africa will end up getting blackmailed into surrendering their country's resources under threat (hmmm). As you will see, the splinter group has a unique way of pursuing their desire to obtain the coveted weapon.
In this installment John Drake comes up against an agent for the 'opposition', as he so often terms the folks on the other side of the fence. But in this instance the two find they have a common enemy and work together effectively to put that enemy right out of business.
Meanwhile in the spy gadget department Drake finds a use for his cigarette lighter that doubles as a camera. It's appearance is brief and is not subject to the closeups this device normally gets.
Guest star wise, there are several reliable actors returning from past Danger Man shows. See how many you can spot.
Here are a few other examples of how Danger Man themes fit right in to today's world:
'The Galloping Major' Drake prevents a military coup from thwarting the democratic process in a vote for president.
'Affair of state' Drake uncovers a plot to loot the treasury of its gold supply by substituting fake gold bars for the real ones.
'The Deputy Coyannis Story' Drake uncovers a plot whereby IMF funds intended to modernize agriculture are instead used to line the pockets of corrupt governmental officials. (hello!?)
'Loyalty always pays' A foreign government makes secret arms deal with Chinese agents
'What ever happened to george foster?' A so-called cultural affairs foundation is in fact channeling money to political agitators trying to overthrow the current regime in favor of one with a more friendly attitude toward foreign companies draining natural resources from the target country.
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